German: Goethe-Zertifikat B1 has been added to My Courses


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The Goethe-Zertifikat B1 is a German course for young people and adults. It is a world-recognised qualification and certifies that candidates are independent users of the German language and corresponds to the third level (B1) on the six-level scale of competence laid down in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. It is similar to an AS Level / half an A-level. 

Who is this course suitable for?

  • This course of study is suited for students who are interested in improving proficiency in the German language in addition to their three chosen A-levels, in order to increase employment prospects. 75% of employers in the UK look for candidates with at least one foreign language. Language skills and intercultural skills are in high demand from a wide range of employers.
  • The course gives students the opportunity to consolidate and improve their language skills. It enables students to further pursue the study of the German language at University Language Centres all over the UK, giving students the opportunity to spend a year working in Germany, Switzerland or Austria when they are at University.
  • The Goethe-Zertifikat B1 also gives students the opportunity to study at a ‘Studienkolleg’ in Germany, where they can do a Foundation Course in preparation for attending a University in Germany where tuition is free.

Course content

The course contains a wide variety of interesting topics. There is also a substantial amount of cultural content which should prove to be very enjoyable. Topics include:

  • Freunde
  • Jugendliche in Deutschland
  • Ausbildung
  • Aussehen und Kleidung/Sport/Familie
  • Schule in Deutschland
  • Gefilmte und reale Welt
  • Regionen in Deutschland

Extra-curricular Activities and Trips

St Brendan’s is the first Sixth Form College and the fifth school in the UK to join the Pasch School Network. This is a global network of 1800 schools worldwide that place high value on the learning of the German language. The network is an initiative of the German Government in connection with the Goethe-Institut. As part of the membership, students are given the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of events, cultural projects and competitions both in England and in Germany. This helps to enrich their learning experience and increases their fluency in the language.

In addition, there are opportunities throughout the year to go on trips to the cinema, theatre, universities and conferences. Master classes dealing with a variety of interesting, relevant topics are held at intervals throughout the academic year. Some students choose to go on a work experience placement, intensive course or take part in a student exchange with our partner school in Bensberg, near Cologne..

We collaborate with local primary and secondary schools. You will also have the opportunity to mentor and support pupils from local schools during your course. 

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